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Pace
North East

Sectors:
Technology
Location:
Bradford
Project Size:
7,000 Sq ft
Project Value:
£700 k
Programme:
18 weeks
Scope
Interior design
Fit-out
Furniture
Audio visual
Read the brief & results
"Our headquarters needed to reflect the direction and energy behind Pace and give our international visitors a feel for the dynamic nature of the company." Neil Gaydon, Cheif Executive Officer

The brief

In a market that thrives on innovation and quality, the company was clear in its brief to redevelop its existing facilities in keeping with these principles.

Claremont was brought on board to identify a number of key focus areas for redevelopment, one of which was the existing café which was currently being shared with another occupier and located on the periphery of the Pace site.

A large, disused space in the main courtyard of the complex was being used by the client for storage and, due to its size and central location, Claremont proposed its refurbishment to create a new café facility.

The results

Claremont’s design and fit-out work included the installation of a coffee bar, ‘grab and go’ snack selection and a hot food serving station, complete with a ‘theatre cooking’ area, providing a space for meal demonstrations.

An adjoining open plan seating area was created to accommodate 140 members of staff, as well as further breakout areas and a ‘coffee cave’ – with the overall effect of a much more relaxed, informal alternative to the standard corporate canteen.

A semi-enclosed games room, complete with pool table, was also introduced to a secluded corner, as well as an informal boardroom appropriate for catered meetings. Videoconferencing technology allows other Pace locations across the world to participate in the regular monthly company presentations by the company’s Chief Executive Officer Neil Gaydon.

 

Our headquarters needed to reflect the direction and energy behind Pace and give our international visitors a feel for the dynamic nature of the company. The refurbishment is far more than a facelift. A key requirement was to create a workplace that encourages interaction between people and fosters innovation. This is about cultural change in our organisation.

Neil Gaydon
Cheif Executive Officer, Pace
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